Suspension of arms


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SUSPENSION OF ARMS. An agreement between belligerents, made for a short time or for a particular place, to cease hostilities between them. See Armistice. Truce.

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The purpose of the suspension of arms sales was, in fact, to pressure the government to give in to the demands of the opposition, citing human rights concerns and demands for democratic rights.
"We are urging all governments to impose an immediate and comprehensive suspension of arms to Israel, and to all Palestinian armed groups until there is no longer a substantial risk of serious human rights violations." The US was by far the largest supplier of weapons to Israel between 2004 and 2008.
In late November, Finland joined Germany, Denmark and Norway in halting exports of military equipment to Riyadh over the devastating war in Yemen, as calls for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia have increased, especially after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month, which is blamed on Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS).
The Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesperson, Tom Brake, said the data added more weight to calls for the suspension of arms sales.
I am today, on behalf of the Scottish Government, calling for an immediate suspension of arms sales to Israel.
Under pressure of public opinion, the Government have at last announced the suspension of arms sales to Indonesia.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Finland joined Germany and Denmark in halting exports of military equipment to Riyadh over the devastating war in Yemen, as calls for a suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia have increased, especially after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month, which is blamed on Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS).
The SNP, Scottish Greens, Lib Dems, Campaign Against Arms Trade, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have all called for a suspension of arms sales to the Saudis.
Meanwhile, Human rights groups have called for an immediate suspension of arms supplies to Bahrain, and an explanation why they were granted.
Human rights campaign group Amnesty International has backed calls for a suspension of arms transports to both Israel and Hizbollah.
Calls for a suspension of arms sales to Riyadh and its allies have increased, especially after the killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey last month.
The UN have already indicated there is a strong possibility that international law has been violated through the hostilities in Gaza and, until this has been established, the UK Government need to implement a complete suspension of arms sales to Israel.

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